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UAF: Foundation for Refugee Students

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The Foundation for Refugee Students UAF provides financial and other support to refugees and asylum seekers who plan to study in the Netherlands.

The Foundation for Refugee Students UAF provides financial and other support to refugees and asylum seekers who plan to study in the Netherlands. Students must be recognized refugees within the Netherlands. Anyone who can use their knowledge can make a meaningful contribution to Dutch society.

More information is available on the UAF site.

Scholarship value

The UAF does not grant scholarships. The UAF supports its clients in the preparation for and during their studies at Dutch educational institutions. The support usually consists of advisory, intermediary and counselling services; under certain circumstances the UAF also provides financial support for study costs such as tuition fees, books and travel expenses.

Bachelor's programmes
Advanced Technology

This uniquely multidisciplinary Bachelor’s will prepare you for an exciting career as researcher, consultant, engineer or entrepreneur in almost any area of science and tech.

Applied Mathematics

Get theoretically and practically equipped to bring mathematical clarity to complex societal challenges in mobility, technology, banking, healthcare or the environment domain.

Applied Physics

This Dutch-taught Bachelor’s will equip you to develop fundamental knowledge of physics, converting it into working technologies that impact society.

Biomedical Technology

Within this Bachelor's, you will learn to design and develop new healthcare technologies, from rehabilitation robots, artificial organs, medical scans, to prostheses.

Business Information Technology

This Bachelor’s will give you both the business and the IT expertise you need to help companies perform better and more sustainably in our rapidly digitalising society.

Chemical Science & Engineering

Become an expert in understanding, designing and developing new, sustainable processes, materials and solutions, using chemistry as your starting point.

Civil Engineering

This Bachelor's teaches you to design, construct and manage large projects in construction & infrastructure, water management, and traffic & transport, combining technical and non-technical knowledge.

Communication Science

Learn about new technologies and how they relate to communication. You will discover how to influence behaviour and experience through multisensory design in today's fast-changing world.

Creative Technology

How can you use cutting-edge technology to create user interaction and contribute to a better future for people and society? This Bachelor's will equip you to design and build innovative solutions.

Electrical Engineering

Become equipped to help shape tomorrow's world by coming up with high-tech, breakthrough solutions to practical problems that are faster, more accurate and more sustainable.

Health Sciences

Do you want to contribute to improvements and renewal in the healthcare sector? Throughout this Bachelor's you will learn to look at healthcare from different perspectives.

Industrial Design Engineering

This three-year English-taught Bachelor’s will equip you to combine creativity with technology and engineering to design or improve products that benefit people, industry and society.

Industrial Engineering & Management

Become a creative, multidisciplinary manager who can combine technological know-how with engineering and management skills.

International Business Administration

Become an academically educated, globally-oriented junior-level management professional who is equipped to navigate today's globalised and ever-changing business world or pursue a master's degree.

Management, Society & Technology

This English-taught programme will equip you to couple leadership, public management and policy with the forces of technology, becoming a (re-)designer of tomorrow’s tech-based society.

Mechanical Engineering

From hinges for a robotic hand to a roller coaster... you will soon be that inventive engineer who invents, designs and improves all kinds of appliances, machines, constructions and processes.

Psychology

Become an ‘intervention engineer’ skilled in combining in-depth psychological insight and technological expertise with 21st-century problem-solving.

Technical Computer Science

Be an expert in computer science, electrical engineering and business information technology. As a computer scientist and engineer, you can take on challenges in areas as environment and healthcare.

Technical Medicine

As a technical physician you are the linking pin between medicine and technology. You will learn to apply existing technology in innovative ways in order to optimise diagnostics and treatment methods.

University College Twente (ATLAS)

This one-of-a-kind, multidisciplinary, English-taught programme integrates social and technical perspectives in a new approach that educates tomorrow’s engineers at Honours level.

Master's programmes
Applied Mathematics

As an applied mathematician, you occupy a key position in the scientific world. Through mathematical models, you grasp the essence of a problem and see links between seemingly unrelated phenomena.

Applied Physics

Apply yourself to one of the oldest fields of science: physics. Gain fundamental insights into your own research field while sharpening your research skills.

Biomedical Engineering

Contribute to better healthcare by designing and developing medical innovations for improved diagnostics, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention and a better quality of life.

Business Administration

In today’s evolving world it makes no sense to do business as usual. This Master’s turns you into an innovative, entrepreneurial business leader who prepares businesses for the challenges of tomorrow.

Business Information Technology

Become an expert in IT-based business innovation, able to devise new services and radically improve the way businesses work with the use of IT.

Chemical Science & Engineering

This Master’s will help you to develop novel chemical processes, materials and molecules and contribute to innovations that benefit our society in areas such as health, water, food and sustainability.

Civil Engineering & Management

If you are eager to focus on both the technical and non-technical aspects of civil engineering projects and systems, then the Master’s in Civil Engineering & Management is the programme for you.

Communication Science

Become an expert in how people and organisations interact with and through the latest innovations, in the context of major societal challenges, such as polarisation, sustainability and security.

Computer Science

Computer Science is omnipresent in modern society. Latest hardware and software developments are crucial in domains such as social media, security, health, energy, ICT systems, finance and telecom.

Construction Management & Engineering

This Master’s helps you to become an expert in managing large-scale, complex construction projects in an increasingly digitised industry, using an innovative, holistic approach.

Educational Science & Technology

Are you fascinated by learning, but not necessarily dreaming of becoming a teacher? Engage in educational breakthroughs in schools and/or organisations as a researcher, designer or consultant.

Electrical Engineering

This Master's challenges you to develop new methods and technologies for high-tech electronics-based systems in nanotechnology, robotics, electronics, telecommunication or biomedical systems.

Embedded Systems

This Master’s focuses on the design of embedded systems: the hardware and software that control a device, process or system, e.g. smartphones, pacemakers, chip sets or navigation systems.

Environmental & Energy Management

The one-year, English-taught Environmental & Energy Management Master’s will equip you to lead, manage and govern socio-technological change processes related to energy, water and the environment.

European Studies

Managing Europe is a complex challenge. The Master’s in European Studies gives you the expertise to operate in this fascinating environment where various levels of government come together.

Health Sciences

This Master’s focuses on healthcare policy and organisation, with specific attention to the role of technology in healthcare.

Industrial Design Engineering

Combine design and engineering in creating innovative products that enrich people’s lives. During this two-year Master’s, you learn to optimise both products and the development processes involved.

Industrial Engineering & Management

Become a creative, multidisciplinary manager with both technological know-how and engineering and management skills and optimise processes and solve problems in complex, globally active organisations.

Interaction Technology

Delve into the field of human-computer interaction and design and develop interactive technologies that are meaningful to people and society.

Mechanical Engineering

Become an expert mechanical engineer that focuses on the futureproof design, analysis and maintenance of machinery, structures, products and production processes.

Nanotechnology

Tackle big, societal issues at the smallest level: become an expert in the upcoming field of nanotechnology and invent, design, and develop innovative solutions on the extremely small nanoscale.

Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society

Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society is the premier Master's programme for learning how to critically analyse and assess the impact of scientific and technological developments on society.

Psychology

To understand human behaviour means to understand the world. This Master’s will deepen your understanding of human behaviour in order to design effective solutions to societal problems.

Public Administration

Learn to tackle the grand challenges our complex society faces from a political-administrative point of view and develop your own profile within a domain of your choice.

Science Education & Communication

Share your knowledge of science subjects in school! This teacher education programme will equip you to become a teacher in secondary (Dutch) education.

Spatial Engineering

Natural disasters, poverty, food shortage, epidemics, climate change: learn to tackle society’s greatest and most complex challenges with the use of spatial data.

Sustainable Energy Technology

Do you feel called upon to make a valuable contribution to the sustainable energy transition? Become an expert in the development, implementation and integration of sustainable energy technologies.

Technical Medicine

This Master’s will equip you to become a technical doctor who can use medical technologies to their full potential.

Water Technology

Solving global water problems requires a multidisciplinary approach of knowledge and skills. That is why the Wetsus Insitute and three Dutch universities offer a joint degree in Water Technology.

Application requirements

To qualify for this support, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

Deadline for application

This programme has no deadline for application. You can apply all-year-long.

How to apply

UAF: Foundation for Refugee Students
UAF website